Food & Beverage Production


Group Cohort Welcome!

Congratulations to the companies that were selected for TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE with Sari Kimble of Food Business Success.  This is a new partnership between FASTER WV and SARI KIMBLE developed to provide WV businesses additional help in scaling up their businesses in this niche sector, which has unique rules and regulations and particular challenges. This virtual assistance will be provided from June through August 2021.

We're really excited about offering these resources to you and look forward to seeing what great products are produced!

Click HERE to watch the recorded FASTER WV Cottage Food Sales Webinar held on June 10, 2020.

Click HERE to watch the recorded FASTER WV Webinar: Steps to Scaling-Up Your Food or Beverage Business held on May 13, 2021.





Sari Kimbell, Co-Founder and CEO

(970) 682-4221



Sam and Joyce Peters, Owners

(740) 352-2008



Phil Bradley, National Sales Manager

(304) 757-6686


VANDALIA Incorporated

John Yates, VP of Production

(304) 744-5136


West Virginia Department of Agriculture

Lacy Davidson Ferguson, Business Development & Marketing Division

(304) 546-7930


Link to Advantage Valley’s Food & Beverage Production Playbook


Link to West Virginia Farmer’s Market Vendor Guide


Link to West Virginia Cottage Food Bill


Link to Cottage Food Label Review Request Form


Link to WV Farmer’s Market List


A Guide to Start a Cottage Food Business in West Virginia


Link to Farmers Market Vendor Permit


Link to County Health Department (Food Establishment Permit)


Link to District Sanitarian (Food Manufacturing Permit)




Contact Robbie Parker at WV Small Business Development Center (FASTER WV Business Coach for Kanawha, Putnam, Lincoln, Boone, Braxton and Clay Counties)

(304) 553-9692 or via email at


Contact Jules Bills at Unlimited Future, Inc. (FASTER WV Business Coach for Cabell and Wayne Counties)

(304) 697-3007 or via email at


Contact Sara Loftus at Unlimited Future, Inc. (FASTER WV Business Coach for Cabell and Wayne Counties)

(304) 697-3007 or via email at


*Link to other WV SBDC Business Coaches in counties beyond Advantage Valley


BridgeValley CTC’s Kauffman FAST TRAC 8 week entrepreneurship class:  Next Class starts August 19, 2021!  Contact Robbie Parker at WV SBDC to enroll in this class at or click HERE to register.


Unlimited Future, Inc.’s PLANNING FOR PROFIT 8 week entrepreneurship class:  Next class starts August 17, 2021!  Contact Jules Bills at UFI to enroll in this class at or click HERE for intake form.